Decorating has always been one of my biggest passions. I truly believe that coming home to a space you find beautiful and relaxing improves your day-to-day life.
Having said that, our master bedroom has always been very blah to me (and still is). I don’t love that it doesn’t have a lot of windows and that overall is just feels really boring. Part of the reason for that is because I never prioritized the space. Because our kitchen, dining room and living room are all in one, large, open concept space on one floor, I prioritized decorating our second floor because we spend the most time there (though, I still need window treatments for the second floor).
Our master bedroom still has a long way to come, but we’ve made a small improvement by switching out our bedside tables. I had H do a popular IKEA hack to make new bedside tables that were larger, brighter and more suited to the scale of the room and our king- sized bed.
He followed this campaign dresser tutorial from the blog Sequins & Stripes. I didn’t post step-by-step instructions on my blog because we followed that blog’s directions and bought all of the same products except for the paint color (we used a different shade of white by BEHR and did not use a high gloss paint because it as not available in no VOC formula).
Here is what our night stands looked like before (also from IKEA):
- Artwork on the walls—I am thinking above the bed because that wall is so bare and could be a great focal point
- Mirrors above the nightstands (I just need to find the perfect size!) I’d love to do gold framed ones
- Possibly moving the tall, thinner dresser to another side of the room
- possibly adding a chair in one of the corners